DOWN UNDER: Mets Minor League Update 9/5/15
STAR OF THE DAY: MVP Luis Guillorme, Dilson Herrera
HONORABLE MENTION: Rainy Lara, Lucas Duda
Las Vegas (77-65) 8 - Tacoma 7
Binghamton (76-63) 3 - Altoona 2
St Lucie (68-69) 1 - Bradenton 4
Savannah (83-52) - Greenville TWIN BILL
- Game 1: won 4-3
- Game 2: lost 5-4
Brooklyn (33-41) 3 - Connecticut 7
Kingsport 1 - Greeneville 3: Playoffs over with game 3 loss
Now Here's the Scoop:
Las Vegas hoped to follow Dillon Gee's gem with another win. Darin Gorski (same DG initials, only I would notice) came in at 10-8. Awful, allowing 7 runs in under 2 innings.
But they rallied late to win, a huge victory. Dilson Herrera (.330) hit # 11. He went 3-3, 4 RBIs. Call him up now.
Binghamton rolled with Rainy Lara. He was really strong - 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 7 K - but trailed 2-0 headed bottom 8. Then Mazzilli stroked a pinch 2 run double and Vince Belnome singled in the game winner. Sewald with his 24th save. LUCAS DUDA SINGLED TWICE IN 3 AB'S.
St Lucie went with Jake Keubler, and he allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, but that was enough to drop him to 2-1. Vince Siena had 2 hits.
Savannah hoped for no rain for a change so they could start the duo of Ricky Knapp and Gaby Almonte. Knapp won game 1, as Luis Guillorme had 3 hits, including 2 doubles (.318).
Luis G got on 4 more times in the nightcap (.321), and Almonte was set for his first SAL victory, but after a 2 K inning from Luis Mateo, Alex Palsha surrendered 2 runs to lose the game.
Luis Guillorme is one point out of the batting title lead, and hitting .415 in 25 games since August 1. Wow. Don't misunderestimate him.
Brooklyn hoped to close out the season this weekend on an up note. Not tonight, losing 7-3. Brandon Brosher had a double and triple (.190).
Kingsport's playoff battle in the first round moved to the decisive final game, rolling out secret weapon 6-1, 1.71 Tom McIlraith. The weapon misfired although Tom took a no hitter into the 6th.
Kingsport's potent offense failed them as they fell out of the series 2 games to 1. Season over, but fine year - kudos.
GOAT: DARIN GORSKI